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Are We Supporting Sprawl? Revisiting the 1998 State Revenue Sharing Formula Changes

Are We Supporting Sprawl Through Aid to High-Growth Communities?
Revisiting the 1998 State Revenue Sharing Formula Changes is an Informing the Debate Urban and Economic Fiscal Concerns series prepared by Michigan State University’s Urban Affairs Programs and the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR)

 

Commerce Centers in Michigan

The Commerce Centers concept was one of the many recommendations put forth by the Michigan Land Use Leadership Council (MLULC) in its 2003 report to Governor Granholm. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor developed this concept into a bill, which is currently in the Michigan Senate and the House. This bill provides a good skeleton for the design of the program; however, further information is needed to make decisions about the appropriate vision and implementation strategy.
 
 

Does Population Count?

Series of articles by Dr. Adesoji “Soji” O. Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Use Policy on having an increasing population as a basic economic development strategy.

Does Population Count?

State of Michigan Cities

An index of urban prosperity.
 
 

Michigan's Natural Resources As They Relate to Land Use Planning and Zoning

To assess the long-term impacts of land use planning and zoning decisions, they must be able to access and understand various types of natural resource information. A survey of all townships, counties, and regional planning commissions was conducted to determine what natural resource information is known and used. The results from the survey provide critical direction to natural resource agencies, organizations and information providers to develop materials which are usable for Michigan communities. 
 
 

Chasing the Past or Investing in our Future

The Land Policy Institute released a national full report in May 2009, titled Chasing the Past or Investing in Our Future: Placemaking for Prosperity in the New Economy. The report provides information on Old versus New Economy growth strategies based on a national county-level economic analysis to identify the drivers of growth in income, population and employment.
 
 

Expanding Education & Training Opportunities for Michigan Local Government Land Use Officials

This MSU Agricultural Experiment Station research report reports on the results of a survey of planning officials and focus groups concerning their professional development and information needs, kinds of training formats preferred, if there is a demand for web-based training, if there is interest in a certification program.

Expanding Education & Training Opportunities for Michigan Local Government Land Use Officials.

Land Use Planning and Growth Management: Comparative Policy Perspectives on Urban Sprawl and Future Open Space preservation

MSU Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station research report (RR587, May 2005) which covers urban decentralization in the United States; population, land use trends and policy issues in the Great Lakes region and in Michigan; balancing land supply and demand; regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to land use planning; federal, state and local government's roles in urban growth management; how these issues are handled in the Netherlands and New Zealand; and toward a strategy for urban growth management in Michigan.

Land Use Planning and Growth Management: Comparative Policy Perspectives on Urban Sprawl and Future Open Space preservation

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Township Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Township Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan is research report 583 prepared by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station.

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Township Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan.

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Statewide Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Statewide Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan is research report 582 prepared by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station.

Perspectives on Land Use: A Survey of Statewide Land Use Decision Makers in Michigan.

Right-Sizing Cities Article Series

This four part document explains what a shrinking city is, the growth and decline of American cities, consequences of shrinking cities and the global context for the future of cities.
 

To Plan or Not to Plan: Current Activity within Michigan's Local Governments

n this pamphlet, you will find results of a statewide survey of Michigan's local governments on their activity in planning and zoning. It is the first statewide survey conducted in Michigan since 1994. The survey was funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It was a joint effort between MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), the Planning & Zoning Center, the Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Municipal League, the Michigan Society of Planning, the Michigan Townships Association, and MSU Extension. The data were updated in July 2004.

To Plan or Not to Plan: Current Activity within Michigan's Local Governments.

Why Detroit Matters Article Series

Series of articles by Dr. Adesoji "Soji" O. Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Use Policy on Detroit and its importance to the economic health of all of Michigan.

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